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Remember even if vaccinated if a bite or scratch is reported your pet exotic will be taken and tested(killed) for rabies. It's the law. If you tell a DR your pet caused the injury the DR has to report it to the health Dept by law and they will come for your animal. Avoid contact with untrusted people and if you do get injured claims something else caused it, is what most people do.

VACINE INFO for exotic animals:

For non domestic carnivores

For wildlife
http://www.wildcare.com/vacc/species.php

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Posted : July 30, 2015 11:25 am
foxy
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how old should a red fox be and what should I worm him with? also for flea control is "front line for puppies" ok to use?

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Posted : May 18, 2016 8:06 am
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can't remember the age of the first vaccine. I think a month or two.

as for worming, get them tested first, if there are no worms, don't give the fox something that is not needed.

also, keep in mind, if you keep your fox in an enclosure at adult age, chances are very slim they will get rabies.
the distemper would be good, just in case. animals get rabies when bitten by another rabid animal.

frontline for puppies is OK, but, there is other spot on that will do more. I think it is revolution.

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Posted : May 18, 2016 9:31 am
Ash
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Tiny Tracks recommends giving foxes their vaccines at 3 months. Other vets recommend giving them the vaccines at the same time you would as a puppy.

My vet really felt like I should give the vaccines at puppy intervals. She called around and that was the answer she got from several other sources. Obviously I'm not wanting to discount Dave (Tiny Tracks) because he has worked with foxes for decades.

Speaking to your vet to see which one would be best for you in your area would probably be the best idea.

I'm Fable and Ifrit's mommy. Also mommy to Carousel, Breeze, and a bunch of snakes, lizards, and spiders. Oh, and one amphibian!

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Posted : May 18, 2016 10:34 pm
Vata Raven
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Are vaccinations for exotics standard across the board?

You're not going to run into something like this...source A said vaccine Z is recommended, while source B said vaccine Y is recommended.

Should the breeder know what vaccines will work for your exotic, or is this all on the animal doctor you choose for your exotic?

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Posted : August 22, 2016 12:37 pm
Ash
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I would usually go with the breeder, personally. Many vets do not have experience with exotics, whereas a breeder does and has a vet who is comfortable treating their animals already. So I'd go with what the breeder does in most cases, assuming they're reputable.

That being said, it's not good to dismiss the advice from your vet. Some diseases may be more common in your area, and you may need to vaccinate for additional stuff.

I haven't really seen conflicting info for the actual types of vaccines used. That part seems pretty standard, at least where foxes are concerned.

I'm Fable and Ifrit's mommy. Also mommy to Carousel, Breeze, and a bunch of snakes, lizards, and spiders. Oh, and one amphibian!

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Posted : August 22, 2016 1:53 pm
pat
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I would like to do an update on vaccines. I have read and even my vet told me, that too many vaccines are not good.
the only vaccine needed is rabies and distemper.

I should not speak too soon, but, I only got the rabies, and distemper within a year of my foxes and raccoons age. As long as they are not free roaming,chances are slim they would contact rabies. Pretty doubtful also on the distemper. All my older foxes and raccoons lived to their normal age range and some beyond.

However, your dog or cat free roams, then I would recommend the Feline Leukemia.

here is a site for dogs and cats:
https://petcube.com/blog/pet-vaccinations/

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Posted : August 22, 2019 5:28 pm
Ash
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I do recommend the parvo vaccine, especially in the first year as well.

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Posted : September 2, 2019 8:37 pm
pat
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I do recommend the parvo vaccine, especially in the first year as well.

I never got the parvo for my dogs. but, your correct, it don't hurt to have a parvo shot.

I can remember along time ago, the guy I was dating at the time, had a white German Shepard. that had parvo.
I remember I had to dog sit for a few days, he was going out of town (can't remember where or why) However, it was stressful for me to see this poor dog. he actually had a drain hose going through is while body. icon-sad

How do dogs get parvo? I have not heard of any in the recent years of it. not saying there are no cases of it.
After thinking back, I do agree, a parvo preventive would be a good idea.

I just remember awhile back, the vets were always pushing all kinds of preventive shots.

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Posted : September 3, 2019 9:58 am
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